If somethings joy feels like the laughter that is coming from another room,

If somethings joy feels
like the laughter
that is coming from another room,
because you know it is there,
and it is real,
but never quite
shared with you,
may you know
this to be true:
any little glimpse at joy
you have noticed around you,
is the same joy in the lining
of your ever-beating heart.
it is the same joy
that is here for you today,
no matter what comes
or goes away,
it is woven in your tapestry
and it is here
to stay.
––Morgan Harper Nichols